What are CHOC’s main objectives?

Chedworth Oil Club is an independent and voluntary domestic oil buying organisation within the village and ha been in existence for over 10years. As of January 2016, 169 households were signed up members.
The main objectives of the Club are:

  • to achieve competitive price discounts for its members and, to add a little spice, give all members a chance to win 1000 litres of oil (donated by the supplier) in the annual draw currently held during the Horticultural Show in August.
  • to raise funds for environmentally-friendly projects, and those that benefit ourcommunity at large.
  • to reduce the number of oil delivery vehicles into the village and thus help free the local environment from excess lorry traffic which has been responsible for damage to verges, stone walls and buildings. The lorries also impede traffic flow and pollute the country air.

CHOC Membership:

You can become a CHOC member if you are an adult and are normally responsible for paying the domestic energy bills for any property situated in Chedworth and District (this includes Fossebridge, Chedworth Laines, Coln St. Dennis, Yanworth and Calcot) and accept all the terms laid down in the Membership Application and Consent Form.
Membership is free of charge!

How is CHOC run and funded?
The CHOC membership-elected Committee (listed below) consists of three members who are voluntary and unpaid except for accountable minor expenses.  The Committee meets at least three times a year, makes strategic decisions and reports to the AGM.  The organisation receives income, paid half yearly as commission from the supplier at the rate of ¼%, calculated on the membership’s total fuel orders for that period.  Accounts are verified by a qualified person annually.

How does it work?
Simply download, fill in and sign the Membership Application Form agreeing to the terms and scan or photo and email to the address below. Or return the form to Phillip Needham,Brook Cottage, Calves Hill, Chedworth, GL54 4AH. You will then be given your Membership and Sweet Fuels Account Number for use when ordering your fuel.

You will be able to check the oil price for CHOC members (which will include the discount) by ringing Sweet Fuels and you can then order oil direct when you require it. You will pay the price you are quoted when you place your order. Top-up and Budget schemes are available.

Our current supplier is Sweet Fuels of Faringdon, telephone number 01367 710666.
To benefit both your household and Chedworth village, please DON’T DELAY, JOIN TODAY.

Please contact Phillip in the first instance for all enquiries

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Phillip Needham   05603 852875, David Loveday   01285 720899,  Steve Scott Smith   01285 720431

All emails should go to phillip.chedworthoilclub@gmail.com or choc@chedworth.org.uk